Richard P. Braun Transportation Scholarship

The Richard P. Braun Transportation Scholarship is given to University of Minnesota undergraduate students pursuing degrees related to transportation who have demonstrated academic merit and leadership skills. One scholarship is awarded per year.

The scholarship honors Richard P. Braun’s leadership in transportation within the Minnesota Department of Transportation and for founding CTS.

Award Requirements

The $1,000 award is made based upon demonstration of how a student's coursework, internships, volunteer, and other activities have contributed to their interest in entering the transportation field. Students' experience in leadership positions and their description of how that experience will help with a future in a transportation-related career will also be considered.

The award is presented at the Center's Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon.

With questions, please contact Chelsea Arbury Prorok, CTS program coordinator, at

2022 Recipient

Noah Gallagher

Noah Gallagher is an undergraduate student in environmental engineering, advised by Andy Erickson.

Past Recipients


Jake Robbennolt, undergraduate in civil engineering and urban studies (Advisor: Randal Barnes)


Erick Sipila, undergraduate in industrial and systems engineering (Advisor: David Orser)


Maranatha Hayes, undergraduate in civil engineering and statistics (Advisor: Timothy LaPara)


Ella Rasp, undergraduate in urban studies (Advisor: Paula Pentel)